A court report can change the course of someone's life. Court reports are presented to the judge in certain types of cases, including criminal proceedings against a minor and adoption hearings. By presenting information in the correct format and order, you can help influence the result of the hearing. These comprise the Queensland Supreme Court Reports (1859-1881), the Queensland Law Reports (1876-1878) and the Queensland Law Journal Reports (1881-1901). These are also available in public law libraries throughout Australia and overseas, and may be purchased from the ICLRQ.

If you are in custody, the Community Corrections Officer will visit you in the remand centre or prison . The court might also ask for a psychiatric, psychological and/or medical report. They are quite separate to the pre- sentence report but will also be considered by the court when deciding on your sentence.